Income tax fraud is one of the most serious white collar crimes, as a conviction can result in life-altering consequences.
When you think of states with the highest crime rates, you may think of New York, Florida and California. These three states have multiple big cities; urban areas have long been considered a common area for crime to take place. However, according to Fox17, Tennessee’s crime rate is on the rise and now outpaces the national average.
While the internet provides many benefits, it also creates numerous opportunities for criminal activity. Internet fraud is a category of white collar crime that includes several different activities and schemes. Due to the nature of the internet, it may be hard for Tennessee victims and law enforcement personnel to find and prosecute criminals. Understanding the signs of potential internet fraud may help potential victims avoid losing their financial assets.
In 2016, many people in Tennessee were shocked to hear reports regarding hundreds of millions of dollars in health care fraud. At the time, CNN reported that hundreds of people in America would face charges of Medicare fraud that totaled $900 million. One Florida owner of several clinics faced charges for $8 million in Medicare fraud, while a doctor in Texas also faced charges.